Black diamond steel or alloy wheels?

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If I end up getting a black diamond, I’d get the optional wheels. My reasoning is I like a stock look, so I don’t want to go after market, and steelies just look like spare tires to me. Plus I just like how the optional wheels look. I will say that the steelies look better in the most recent batch of pics. They would probably look even better with 33’s.
If I had to rank the wheels from best to worst, it would go like this:
1. Wildtrak sasquatch
2. Badlands optional
3. Black diamond optional
4. Sasquatch
5. Big bend
6. Badlands standard
6. Outerbanks
7. Black diamond steelies
8. Base steelies
 
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I’ve gone back and forth but the latest pics (especially the two below) put the steelies over the top for me. I love the early Bronco / utilitarian look, and the silver bronco on the center cap even dresses them up a bit. Going to look great on my IS BD. Now if you could help me choose between the MIC hardtop and the soft top . . .

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I wonder if the center caps will be an add-on?
 

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What I’m doing is not getting a black diamond, both wheels ugly
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Huh?
Then why the fuck comment?
You do know this is a thread for like minded BD enthusiasts
You know if someone walked into my bar and said hey who’s bronco is that with the ugly steel wheels.. well there would be problems

Just sayin
 
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There are so many better looking after market alloys out there For $1000 I’m prob going with steelies ( which I don’t love or hate ) And switching later when aftermarket catches up and offers badass options.
 

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You do know this is a thread for like minded BD enthusiasts
You know if someone walked into my bar and said hey who’s bronco is that with the ugly steel wheels.. well there would be problems

Just sayin
Lmao I’m trolling chillll haha
 

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I’m ordering a black diamond but keep debating on whether to go with steel or alloy. What are you guys doing and why? I think I like the looks of the alloy wheel better and they will be lighter but the steel wheel will be stronger. Like most I’ll be spending more time on the road than off but I do wheel from time to time
Im getting alloys, not only are they better looking but lighter, if you are on road the road the most that is the move.
 
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If you can't decide...
Don't get the steelies. I want mine to be less common.😁

If you want actual reasons:
This Bronco is my truck. It is going to get scratched and dented and dirty. My car will have "looker" options.

In addition, we have an early Bronco and several other old cars and trucks that all have white steel wheels. I love the way the white steel wheels look and will eventually paint my Bronco steelies Wimbledon White.
Funny I sold a FJ cruiser and a Bmw conv so this is my off road, top down, do everything vehicle!
 
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I’m a newbie to swapping out tire sizes. Assuming they fit without a lift, does the shop/dealer address the speedometer etc or is it really just not that big a deal?

I’m either going with the stock steel/32” grabbers or aftermarket rims/33” ko2s
You can get the dealer to do it or get the forscan program
 

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I’m ordering a black diamond but keep debating on whether to go with steel or alloy. What are you guys doing and why? I think I like the looks of the alloy wheel better and they will be lighter but the steel wheel will be stronger. Like most I’ll be spending more time on the road than off but I do wheel from time to time
Man I love the looks of those steelies!
 

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On launch night when I opened the Bronco site and I saw the BD with the steelies it was over! Kudos to Ford for offering something that is out of the norm. To the question of steelies or optional alloys, not even close. If I were to spend $1K I am getting some sweet aftermarket steelies. Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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Stupid question time but what is the weight difference between the alloy and steel? I read it's up to 10 pounds for 17" & 18" wheels. Maybe I just answered my own question. Thoughts?
 

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I’ve gone back and forth but the latest pics (especially the two below) put the steelies over the top for me. I love the early Bronco / utilitarian look, and the silver bronco on the center cap even dresses them up a bit. Going to look great on my IS BD. Now if you could help me choose between the MIC hardtop and the soft top . . .

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Me too. 4-Dr BD IS with steels but Im going with soft top. Can't wait.
 

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